Sofia Super-GM: Wang Yue beats Ivanchuk

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5/14/2009 – In the Super-GM tournament in Sofia Leinier Dominguez vs Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw after 30 moves. Shirov vs Topalov lasted 27 moves longer and also ended in a draw. Top Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk lost his second game in a row with the white pieces, when Wang Yue from China defeated him in a nice pawn ending with Zugzwang. Results and games.

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Sofia Super GM – Round two

Shirov,A (2745) - Topalov,V (2812) [C64]
Super GM Sofia BUL (2), 14.05.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.dxe5 Nxe4 8.Qd5 Nc5 9.Na3 Ne7 10.Qd1 Ne4 11.Bd3 d5 12.exd6 Nxd6 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bh4 Ndf5 15.Bg3 Nxg3 16.hxg3 Nf5 17.Nc4 Qf6 18.Nxb6 axb6 19.Re1 Nd6 20.Ne5 Re8 21.Nc4 Rxe1+ 22.Qxe1 Bf5 23.Bf1 Re8 24.Qd2 Be6 25.Nxd6 Rd8 26.Qe2 Rxd6 27.a3 Qd8 28.Qf3 c6 29.b4 b5 30.Kh2 Bb3 31.Rb1 Bd5 32.Qf4 Be6 33.Rb2 g5 34.Qe3 Rd1 35.Be2 Ra1 36.Rd2 Qf6 37.Rd6 Re1 38.Rd1 Rxd1 39.Bxd1 Bd5 40.a4 bxa4 41.Bxa4 Qe6 42.Qxe6 Bxe6 43.Kg1 Kg7 44.f4 Kf6 45.Kf2 Bd5 46.Bc2 b6 47.Bd3 c5 48.bxc5 bxc5 49.fxg5+ hxg5 50.g4 Ke5 51.g3 Be6 52.Kf3 Kd5 53.Be2 Ke5 54.Ke3 Bd7 55.Bf3 Be6 56.Be2 Bd7 57.Bf3 Be6 draw.

Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Carlsen,M (2770) [B90]
Super GM Sofia BUL (2), 14.05.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 g6 7.g4 Bg7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Qd2 Bd7 11.0-0-0 b5 12.f4 Rc8 13.e5 b4 14.Nce2 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 dxe5 16.fxe5 Qa5 17.a3 Nd5 18.e6 fxe6 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Bxd5 exd5 21.Qd4+ Kg8 22.axb4 Qa2 23.Nc3 Qa1+ 24.Kd2 Qxb2 25.Rhf1 Rxf1 26.Rxf1 e6 27.Rb1 Qa3 28.Rb3 Qa1 29.Rb1 Qa3 30.Rb3 Qa1 draw.

Ivanchuk,V (2746) - Wang Yue (2738) [C42]
Super GM Sofia BUL (2), 14.05.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be6 9.0-0-0 Qd7 10.Kb1 a6 11.Be2 Bf6 12.Ng5 Bxg5 13.Bxg5 f6 14.Be3 0-0-0 15.Rhe1 Rhe8 16.b3 Bg4 17.f3 Bf5 18.Bf1 Bg6 19.Kb2 Re5 20.Bf2 Qf5 21.Bg3 Rxe1 22.Bxe1 Qg5 23.Qxg5 fxg5 24.c4 Ne7 25.Bd2 h6 26.Bc3 Nf5 27.Re1 Re8 28.Rxe8+ Bxe8 29.Bd3 g6 30.Kc1 Nh4 31.Bf1 Kd7 32.Kd2 Ke6 33.Ke3 Nf5+ 34.Kf2 Kf7 35.Bd3 Ne7 36.g4 Nc6 37.Be4 Nd8 38.Bd5+ Ke7 39.Bg7 h5 40.Bd4 Bc6 41.Be3 Kf6 42.Kg3 Ne6 43.a4 Ke5 44.Bxg5 Bxd5 45.f4+ Ke4 46.cxd5 Nxg5 47.fxg5 h4+ 48.Kxh4 Kf3 49.b4 b5 50.a5 Kg2 51.h3 Kh2 0-1.


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